Professional Biography

PROFESSIONAL BIOGRAPHY
Craig W. Drummond

Current Practice:

2010 – Present, Drummond Law Firm, P.C. 

Represent individuals in case negotiation and at trial who have been injured by the negligence of a person or entity. Represent individuals at all levels of criminal defense, including domestic violence and DUI cases, in Nevada State and Federal Courts. Represent military members, Veterans, and their families, in military justice matters, military investigations and other matters related to military service.

Admitted to Practice Law:

Education:

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Degree Conferred: Juris Doctor
  • Competitor, Drake National Mock Trial Team
  • Recipient, the Drake Law School Davis, Brown, Koehn, Shors & Roberts Award for Distinction in Appellate Advocacy
  • Recipient, the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Robert J. Kromminga Award for Excellence in Client Representation and Advocacy for the Drake Criminal Defense Clinic

Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa

  • Degree Conferred: Bachelor of Arts in English. Minors in Business and Military Science
  • Top Senior of the Year Award
  • Student Body Vice-President
  • President, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Current Appointed Positions:

  • Appointed, Criminal Justice Act Counsel [CJA] – Nevada Southern District Federal Court
  • Appointed, Clark County Nevada Indigent Defense Panel – Misdemeanor to Murder Representation
  • Appointed by the Clark County Commissioners as a Hearing Officer/Judge for Las Vegas Police Fatality Shootings

Publications:

  • Author, “Saving Sandoval: A True Story” Wild Blue Press. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers in hardcover, trade-back, e-book, and audiobook. (July 25, 2017).

  • Special Reporter, “Don’t Mess with the Veterans’ Court System” Las Vegas Review Journal, (June 19, 2016).

  • Author, “Know Your Rights When Paying Security Deposit” The Fort Bliss Monitor, P. 32, (Aug. 25, 2005).

  • Author, “Power of Attorney Can Prove Useful During Deployments” The Fort Bliss Monitor, P. 42, (Aug. 4, 2005).

  • Author, Letter regarding the “Food and Medicine for the World Act” read by then Senator John Ashcroft: United States Senate Congressional Record, 106-1st Session (Oct. 13, 1999).

Notable Reported Cases:

  • Humphries v. New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 133 Nev. Adv. Op. 77 (Oct 5, 2017) (En Banc Reconsideration Denied April 27, 2018) [Trial and Appellate Counsel] [Commonly referred to as “Humphries II.” Humphries II is considered a precedent setting case requiring the trial court to analyze foreseeability in a negligent security case by analyzing notice or knowledge of prior incidents of similar acts on a case-by-case analysis. Humphries II requires the trial court to consider similar wrongful acts in terms of the location of the attack, level of violence, and implicated security concerns. In Humphries II, the Supreme Court held that the attack in that case was foreseeable and that the Defendant hotel owed a duty of care to the Plaintiffs.]
  • Nevada v. Taylor, 132 Nev., Adv. Op. 27 (Apr. 21, 2016) (cert. denied. Jan. 13. 2017) [Appellate Counsel for Nevada Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court]
  • Humphries v. New York-New York Hotel & Casino, 129 Nev., Adv. Op. 85 (Nov. 7, 2013). [Trial and Appellate Counsel] [The Humphries case is considered a precedent setting case allowing an injured victim to sue a business directly for having negligent security when they are injured on their premises. Holds that the victim does not have to also sue the intentional tortfeasor, the attacker.]
  • United States v. Bradley, 68 M.J. 556 (A.C.C.A. 2009) [Defense counsel at trial] [Precedent setting case of an issue raised at trial regarding the requirement for prosecutors to prove certain elements of drug offenses that are not specifically listed as controlled substances.]
  • United States v. Goodwin, 20080463 (A.C.C.A. 2008) [Defense counsel at trial] [Clarifying an issue raised at trial regarding additional sentencing credit that must be applied when a Defendant is incarcerated by a separate jurisdiction for the same offense.]

Professional Memberships:

Military Service:

2005 – 2009, Captain, U.S. Army JAG Corps, Active Duty.
Served in the positions of Trial Counsel representing the United States in military criminal cases, Trial Defense Counsel defending service members charged with crimes and finally as a Brigade Judge Advocate advising senior military leaders on legal cases and legal issues they encountered during their command, including serving as a Federal Ethics Counselor and advising on claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act.

2001 – 2004, First Lieutenant, Military Police Platoon Leader, Army National Guard.
Trained National Guard troops for both homeland and overseas deployment following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

2001, Commissioned Officer, U.S. Army Reserves, 4-Year ROTC Scholarship Cadet.

Military Awards:

Recipient: Bronze Star Medal for “[E]xceptionally meritorious service and outstanding dedication to duty during combat operations in Iraq.” Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), Army Achievement Medal (2 awards), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and other medals, citations and awards.

Notable Mentions:

U.S. Trademark Holder